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Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: June 1st, 2013.

The American Embassy is pleased to announce the 2014 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.  This one-year, full-scholarship program is offered to mid-career professionals working at policy-level who have a record of leadership, a commitment to public service, and the initiative to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent study at a leading American university. 

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from developing countries to the United States at a midpoint in their careers for a one-year program of non-degree study and related professional activities.  The program seeks to foster an exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding between American citizens and professional counterparts from Zimbabwe.  Successful applicants will be placed at participating universities in the United States for the August 2014 to June 2015 period.     

Fields of Study

Fellowships are available in the following fields:--

  • Communications/Journalism
  • Natural resources and Environmental Management
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • Economic Development
  • Agricultural development / Agricultural Economics
  • Finance and Banking
  • Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Education, including planning, administration,& curriculum development
  • Public Policy and Management; and
  • HIV/AIDS policy prevention


Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a Humphrey Fellowship, applicants must have:

  • A first university degree
  • Five years of substantial professional experience
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service
  • Fluency in English 
  • Zimbabwean citizens working & living in Zimbabwe at the time of application

 Application Process/Selection Process

Interested applicants must apply to the U.S. Embassy on official application forms which can be downloaded from here (PDF_20.3KB)

Forms and copies of degree transcripts should be recieved no later that June 1, 2013.    


Grant Provisions

The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship provides:

  • Round-trip economy international travel for the grantee.
  • Tuition and university fees.
  • Limited accident and sickness insurance for the grantee only.

Applications must be sent to the Program Officer (H.H. Program), U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section, P.O.  Box 4010, HARARE  e-mail: by June 1, 2013. 

The Humphrey Program does not provide financial support for accompanying dependents. 

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